Richmond could be a vibrant community, once you get past the cracked sidewalks, boarded up windows, broken streets, industrial eye sores and graffiti. It has had incredible success stopping crime, but with six shootings in one week, that success is slipping. What are your solutions?
Richmond is on track for another year of record low crime rates. It’s a significant step for a city once plagued with crime using a strategy that’s turned into a Bay Area success story.
Successful gang interventions and an improving economy are among changes Oakland city officials are attributing for a dip in violent crime.
A total of seven known violent criminal offenders were arrested Thursday by nine law enforcement agencies that partnered in an ongoing effort to reduce gang violence in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, Oakland police said.
This comes after two teens were gunned down last week.